A new report about the status of billionaires underscores the rise of the wealthy in China despite the lackluster performance of the world's richest in increasing their wealth in 2015. Published by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers last Tuesday, the report claims that due to China's surging economy, Asia is able to create a billionaire every three days.
Will Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's upcoming visit from Tuesday to Friday pull the battered Beijing-Manila ties back into the right orbit? While we await the answer, it is at least certain that the meeting between the top leaders is an encouraging sign of their high expectations of a reset to bilateral cooperation.
At the opening of Hong Kong's new Legislative Council (LegCo) session on Wednesday, some newly elected localist and pan-democratic lawmakers made a mockery of the oath-taking ceremony.
According to local media reports, a female student at a vocational school in Anhui Province stood trial on Tuesday for possessing items promoting terrorism and extremism. In 2013, she became friends with someone known as "Abdullah" on QQ, an online chat platform in China. She apparently planned to become a jihadist under Abdullah's incitement.
The country's real estate market has made people increasingly confused. A growing number of citizens have joined the home-buying frenzy.
It is necessary that China and the US, especially their leaderships, realize where the major threat to their future rests. Compared with disputes in the business and trade sphere, gaps in ideology are the most difficult to bridge.
It is understandable that the regulations are aimed at addressing the cities' growing populations and overcrowded roads. But the government needs to bear the hukou issue in mind when working out policies. When addressing a thorny issue, it should avoid making the hukou problem a thornier one.
US President Barack Obama officially ordered the lifting of US sanctions on Myanmar on Friday. It has been analyzed by many as a way to counterbalance China's influence in Myanmar and Southeast Asia, while consolidating the US rebalance to the Asia-Pacific strategy.
Singapore must be treated as an ordinary player in international politics and a close military partner of the US in the Asia-Pacific, which China can work with for mutual benefits, and can also be tough with when it crosses the line.
The presidential election has become a game to choose who is the least unfit to rule the superpower.
The aftermath of the Fukushima disaster that concerns the lives of millions has failed to prompt the Japanese government to assume responsibility actively on a massive scale.
It is unwise to let other factors, such as nationalistic sentiments, to meddle in the investment environment.
The right to life is the priority in human rights. Although the US used to have quite a positive record in safeguarding human rights, it now faces unprecedented challenges.
Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear test, a serious violation of UN resolution, has put regional security and stability into great peril.
Ma’s newly bestowed role adds to a long list of responsibilities he has taken, such as advisor for governments of Kazakhstan, Britain and Indonesia.
Today’s Europe is no longer what it was and is standing at a crossroads.
Alarmed by China’s rising influence in Nepal, India is now trying to turn the tables. But such narrow-minded geopolitical logic will do favor to nobody.
With Chinese society becoming more complex, new forms of violations of law and discipline have emerged.